Here are this week’s list of amazing finds to help you launch and grow your business. If you come across a great resource you’d like to have featured on the site (or you have a great resource to share) send an email to feature@launchwhileworking [dot] com.
“When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.” – Mary Kay Ash
Featured Find: Central.ly
A key factor to marketing your business online is having multiple channels for sharing your brand across the web. Whether it’s a profile on LinkedIn, your resource box at the end of articles you write, or the signature at the bottom of your email – the goal is the same: to make it easy for prospective clients and customers to find your business online. Central.ly allows you to easily create an mini site for your business – almost like an online card. In just one screen you share a summary of your business, along with a tagline, and links to your social media accounts and email. And with the right background image you can create a visually stunning “elevator pitch” online. Here’s the link to the example I created for Launch While Working: http://central.ly/launchwhileworking.
Article to Archive: Entrepreneurship: No Experience Necessary
This article highlights 6 tips for starting a business with little industry experience or business know-how. There are some great ideas here for employedpreneurs who have lots of work experience but lots to learn when it comes to running a business. It’s also helpful if you are launching a business in a field that is totally new to you.
Blog to Browse: Moneying
Planning to transition from employedpreneur to entrepreneur means you’ll need to have a strategy for saving money. While Moneying.com is a great resource filled with articles on investing and creating financial freedom, one of the best things for employedpreneurs is the Frugal Living Category. A few articles to get started: Why Only Thinking About Affordability Makes You Poor and 5 Sureways to Stop Thinking Your Paycheck is Never Enough.
Five to Follow
(This week’s list of brilliant connections to add to your network)
@Sofronia (Sofronia Scott) – She helps entrepreneurs publish books to market their business
@bizfinanceforum (Nicole Fende) – The “Numbers Whisperer” can help grow your business profits
@Caroljsroth (Carol Roth) – Author of The Entrepreneur Equation
@WayneHurlbert (Wayne Hurlbert) – Reviews business books on his blog and his BlogTalk Radio show
@SmallBizPRExpert (Jennifer Fortney) – Helps small businesses grow using PR
Latest posts by Tai Goodwin (see all)
- Launch Talk Episode #80: Making Servant Leadership Part of Your Business Model - October 2, 2013
- Guest Post: How to Outsource Labor and Effectively Grow Your Business - October 1, 2013
- Launch Talk Episode 79: Even Your Part-time Business Needs a Business Plan - September 25, 2013